Just Delicious Baked Sweet Potatoes


Just Delicious Baked Sweet Potatoes
My family adores sweet potatoes.  I love making them all year long, not just for Thanksgiving. My favorite way is to bake them, which brings out their natural sweetness. Once baked, I love to fill them with a bit of reduced-fat butter and a dash of cinnamon. One medium-size potato prepared this skinny way has just 128 calories and 3 grams of fat. This potato makes a wonderful side dish for turkey, chicken, beef or pork. One serving also makes a super healthy, low-calorie snack. Mmm…
Prep Time 5 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 128kcal


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (yams) about 5” long, see shopping tips
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • Cinnamon, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash and dry each potato and pierce with a fork a few times. Wrap each in foil and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until soft.
  • Remove foil, cut in half and mash each with ½ tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, if desired.


Makes 4 servings (1 sweet potato with ½ tablespoon reduced-fat butter)

Healthy Benefits

Sweet potatoes are relatively low in calories and have no fat. They are rich in beta-carotene; having five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A in one sweet potato. They also contain an impressive amount of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C.

Shopping Tips

In the U. S. most people call the kind of potatoes I’m using for this recipe, sweet potatoes but I’m really talking about yams in the U.S. They’re the darker-skinned potatoes with a deep orange center as opposed to most of the sweet potatoes found in our markets. They have much lighter-colored skin and pale yellow inside. They’re not nearly as sweet, moist, or flavorful. I’m using the type restaurants use to make sweet potato fries.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 5-Green
WW Points Plus
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 sweet potato with ½ tablespoon reduced-fat butter
128 calories, 3g fat, 2g sat. fat, 7mg chol, 2g protein, 24g carbs, 4g fiber, 86mg sodium, 6g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1potatoCalories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 86mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 4


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